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The Bible Story and Ancient Sexual Script Behind the Handmaid’s Tale

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At the heart of Hulu’s series and Atwood’s book lies an ancient story about two slave women. If The Handmaid’s Tale offers any sign, Margaret Atwood has read more of her Bible than many Christians. Superficially, Atwood’s dystopian novel is littered with … Continue reading

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Can Bacteria Help Us Understand Religion? Part 4: Religion – Symbiote or Parasite?

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Missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3?   Given that our world is plagued by religious conflict and cruelties, some antitheists have suggested that religion as a whole is a form of pathology. But as worried and angry as we … Continue reading

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Can Bacteria Help Us Understand Religion? Part 3: The Human Mind as a Host for Contagious Ideas

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Missed Part 1 or Part 2? I like to think that I am the master of my thoughts—that I generate and control them and that they serve my own purposes. But that is only one way to look at things. It … Continue reading

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Evidence About Jesus is Weaker than You Might Think

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Most people would be shocked to learn how little is actually known about Jesus. Note: This story was co-authored with David Fitzgerald, author of “Jesus: Mything in Action.” Before the European Enlightenment, virtually all New Testament experts assumed that handed-down … Continue reading

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What if Jesus Never Existed? An Interview with History Writer David Fitzgerald

With Easter coming, some people are debating whether the resurrection of Jesus really happened. Others are debating whether Jesus was even real. In ten years of writing for news and opinion sites, my most popular article about religion was one … Continue reading

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Does Christianity Make An Idol Out of the Human Brain?

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Do some Christians worship belief itself? Bible-believing Christianity requires an extraordinary degree of faith in the human mind or rather the whole chain of minds that have brought us the Bible and Christian teachings in their current forms. Evidence suggests … Continue reading

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International Youth Seek Means to Manage Own Sexual Health

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Trust us with our own bodies, says global youth delegation. With knowledge and supplies, we can care of ourselves. From as far away as Bangladesh, China, Argentina, and Senegal young people recently trekked to Seattle for a conference that, on … Continue reading

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